Olimpica Lever and History - Page 2

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#11: Post by Seacoffee (original poster) »

Not from my machine but from the German coffee forum




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#12: Post by Seacoffee (original poster) »

If you check this image and the video previously posted, It looks like a flat on the lever handle cam, which will allow the lever to hold in place for prefusion. A nice touch for a domestic spring lever machine.


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#13: Post by doubleOsoul »

Seacoffee wrote:Hi Cher, I remember when we were all so envious of your pristine Urani

Hi John, LOL, yes I recall. But that was so 2012 :D

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#14: Post by Seacoffee (original poster) »

Yes, Cher but the Urani was such a special find because it was virtually brand new. The Olimpica is of course out of the box. So many machines not enough space, haha

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#15: Post by OldAndBigTr3E »

Great find :D It is a very interesting machine with good looks to match. :shock: Well done :wink:
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#16: Post by Seacoffee (original poster) »

Yes indeed Mike, and had to get the seller to remove the old asbestos for me. As you can see it was flaking off and posed a risk. If customs saw it we would never have seen it again.

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Paul_Pratt

#17: Post by Paul_Pratt »

What a beauty. When I saw the photos I assumed it was a tiny home machine. The group is full size.

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#18: Post by Seacoffee (original poster) »

Hi Paul, Yes, I have looked at comparison photos and it looks like the single group is the same as the 2 group and it would make little sense to make two different sizes. I have been looking at the parts breakdown for the group and have now worked it out.

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#19: Post by Seacoffee (original poster) »

I imagine the lever cam will need to be kept well lubricated to prevent wear.

turriga

#20: Post by turriga »

Seacoffee wrote:Not from my machine but from the German coffee forum

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Please think of me when making seals for the piston :idea: